Posts Tagged ‘Luisa Maita’

playlist #168 (8/8/11)-vox femina

August 8, 2011

World of Music
Pgm #168 – women’s voices from around the globe
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm ET – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Nazan Öncel: Atiyosun (Making It All Up) / Turkish Groove / Putumayo 248 – (TURKEY)
Iness Mêzel: Awah / Deux Voix Berbères des Sons du Monde / Silex 225066 – (ALGERIA)
Rokia Traoré: Koronoko / Tchamantché / Universal Music France 530785 – (MALI)
Chabuca Granda: La Flor de la Canela / Lo Mejor de la Música Criolla / Phantom Records 2005 – (PERU)
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Kristi Stassinopoulou: Summer Moon / The Secrets of the Rocks / Tinder Records 861142 – (GREECE)
Lucrecia: Qué Bueno Baila Usted / Álbum de Cuba / Warner Music Latina 521459 – (CUBA)
Karima Skalli: Arrûhu bi hubbikum tatûh (My soul rejoices in your love) / Wasla / Moucharabieh 321077 – (MOROCCO)
Mariza: Feira de Castro / Fado Curvo / Times Square Music 9033 – (PORTUGAL)
Fernanda Porto: De Graça / Giramundo / Trama 978 – (BRAZIL)
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Nisos: Anatoli / Nisos / http://www.myspace.com/nisos 2011 – (CZECH REPUBLIC) *NEW*
Umalali: Yündüyu Weya (The Sun Has Set) / The Garifuna Women’s Project / Cumbancha 6 – (GUATEMALA)
Lila Downs: Ojo de Culebra / Shake Away / EMI 946392437 – (MEXICO / USA)
Oumou Sangaré: SounSoumba / Seya / Nonesuch 519650 – (MALI)
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Claudia Acuña: Vuelvo al Sur / en este momento / Marsalis Music 74946 p (CHILE)
Constance Amiot: Décrocher La Lune / Fairytale / Tôt ou Tard 2007 – (FRANCE)
Angélique Kidjo: Congoleo / Oyaya! / Columbia Records 89053 – (BENIN)
Malouma: Lemra / Nour / Marabi 46819 – (MAURITANIA)
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Gaida: Indulgence / Levantine Indulgence / Palmyra Recordings 2009 – (SYRIA)
Miriam Jarquín & Blues Latino: Piel canela / No Hay Palabras / http://www.blueslatino.com 2005 – (COSTA RICA)
Luísa Maita: Lero-Lero / Lero-Lero / Cumbancha 17 – (BRAZIL)
Les Amazones de Guinée: Deni Wana / Wamato / Sterns 1106 – (GUINEA)
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Telmary Diaz (featuring Kumar): Ves / A Diario / DM Ahora Records 2007 – (CUBA)
Marcia Griffiths: Shimmering Star / Truly / Heartbeat 11661 – (JAMAICA)
Dobet Gnahoré: Têlo dé / Na Afriki / Cumbancha 4 – (IVORY COAST)
Miriam Makeba: Africa / Welela / Mercury 838208 – (SOUTH AFRICA)

2010 in the rearview: what’s to love in music, part 2

December 31, 2010

The year-end survey continues – a few more of my favorite recordings from 2010:

Stile Antico: “Media vita” – This is the fourth recording from the young choir Stile Antico. They’re 14 members strong with a singular strong artistic vision that’s wasting no time establishing them in good company with groups like Anonymous 4. “Media vita” features choral music by the Tudor composer John Sheppard, a oft-overlooked contemporary of higher profile composers Thomas Tallis and (the somewhat younger) William Byrd. The real appeal of Sheppard’s outwardly austere harmonies reveals itself in washes (rather than flashes) of color, and the occasional dissonance and disharmony created with passing tones. The pure performance aesthetic of Stile Antico assures you hear every complexity and nuance in the various layers of music. This is one of two recordings from Stile Antico this year, the other is “Puer natus est” for Christmastime. I enjoyed both but prefer “Media vita” for its handling of the unusual repertoire.

Luisa Maita: “Lero-Lero” and “Maita Remixed” – This is actually two-in-one. Luisa Maíta’s debut album “Lero-Lero” was released in July, and it almost immediately spawned (in November) a remix treatment from notables like Maga Bo, Seiji, and DJ/rupture. Whether your tastes run to traditional Brazilian samba and bossa sounds (on “Lero-Lero”), or to the contemporized versions of the same material on the “Remixed” album, Maíta delivers her original songs with understated sultry flair. There is consistency of quality from track to track on these recordings, but not at the sacrifice of variety in tone and flavor. The message is clear: this is Brazil NOW.

Vijay Iyer: “Solo” – For an artist with a decade and a half experience it’s a little surprising it’s taken Vijay Iyer this long to offer the world a solo recording. I wasn’t sure what to expect with “Solo”, given Iyer’s artistic involvement with everything from hip-hop to improvisational collaborations and larger ensemble (orchestral) work. It’s worth the wait, and the question about all of those previous influences is answered by the fact that Iyer’s solo work is a rich blend of all of them. There’s the recording’s simple introduction with “Human Nature”, a song that digs deep into Iyer’s emotional abilities and reminds me of the supreme sensitivity and awareness heard with pianists like Bill Evans (always) and Keith Jarrett (in his best playing). And then you can hear Iyer’s spirited homage to Duke Ellington with “Black and Tan”, and his moving take on Monk’s “Epistrophy”. There is nothing about “Solo” that doesn’t ring true, from the standards (and not-so standard “standards”) to Iyer’s own forward-looking compositions. Look for more great things from this evolving young pianist.

Roland Tchakounté: “Blues Menessen” – What if John Lee Hooker had called his home West Africa? Cameroon’s Roland Tchakounté offers an answer to that thought – at least in part – with his searing bluesy guitar and deep, affecting vocals. And, he’s cool. But the John Lee Hooker comparison can’t be carried too far, Tchakounté is very much his own artist. He recorded two albums in Douala before he left Africa to live in France a few years ago. “Blues Menessen” was released this past May as his latest, most commercial recording. It is blues, but it’s not the West African/Sahara Touareg (think: Tinariwen) blues we’ve become familar with in recent years. This is fairly straightahead American Delta-style blues with an African accent, sung in Tchakounté’s native West Cameroonian language bamileke. It’s both unusual and familiar at the same time. The songs run a wide range of styles, from consistently rhythmic to more free-ranging and moodily interpretive. I love this recording.

Lobi Traoré: “Rainy Season Blues” – I couldn’t mention Roland Tchakounté without also talking about fellow Malian blues man Lobi Traoré. It was quite a shock this year to learn of his June 1st death. The circumstances aren’t completely clear (and of course, not especially important anyway). We do know that Traoré was 49 years old and had enjoyed great success in recent years. A year prior in the summer of 2009, he had met with producer Chris Eckman to lay down tracks for a new recording  featuring just his voice and guitar. What an ideal opportunity for an artist. The result is the new posthumous collection “Rainy Season Blues” – a quietly personal insight into Traoré’s art, featuring exclusively original material.  Traoré sings in Bambara on themes of peace, politics, and family. “Rainy Season Blues” is something like the ‘unplugged’ counterpart to the earlier “Mali Blues” album, and its rewards are equally sweet. Make that bittersweet, since this is also Traoré’s final musical statement. He will be greatly missed.

There are a LOT of other recordings I could mention…here’s a short list:

Mayte Martin: “Cantar a Manuel” – gorgeous flamenco singing from Spain.

Galactic: “Ya-ka-may” – down home SUPER funky sassy, brassy soul grooves from New Orleans…in fact, New Orleans gave the world several other hot releases this year too, including albums from Trombone Shorty (“Backatown”), Kermit Ruffins (“Happy Talk”), and Dr. Michael White (“Blue Crescent”).

Antonin Dvořák’s complete Symphonic Poems, with Charles Mackerras & the Czech Philharmonic (on Supraphon) – this is the contemporary recording of the Poems we’ve been waiting for.

Gil Scott-Heron: “‘I’m New Here” – gritty, original, real, with all the usual great observations about life and our society. Scott-Heron’s first recording in 15 years, and WHAT a return.

Joan Soriano: “El Duque de la Bachata” – singing, blistering guitar-driven melodies from the Dominican Republic.

Frederic Chopin’s late masterpieces with pianist Stephen Hough (on Hyperion) – a perfectly crafted recording to celebrate Chopin’s 200th anniversary year.

Oswin Chin Behilia: “Liber” – politically-infused, lyrically Caribbean songs from a soulful guitar master.

I guess it has to end somewhere, so that’s it for this year’s wrap-up. Cheers to another year of good listening in 2011!

playlist #141 (12/27/10)-listening to 2010 finale

December 27, 2010

World of Music
Pgm #141 – We’re ending the year with a world-class dance party featuring some of the best recordings of 2010 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm EDT – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Galactic: Wild Man / Ya-ka-may / Anti- 87002 – (N’AWLINS)
Steve Zahn & Friends: Shame Shame Shame / Treme HBO 4910 – (N’AWLINS) * 2010 Grammy nominee – Best Soundtrack *
Trio Zamora: No Me Importa / The Lost Cuban Trios of Casa Marina / Ahi-Nama 1068 – (CUBAN)
Luísa Maita (remixed by Maga Bo): Maita Remixed / Maita Remixed / Cumbancha Discovery 87 – (BRAZIL)
Easy Star All-Stars (Mad Professor Remix): Money / Dubber Side of the Moon / Easy Star 1023 – (NEW YORK, USA)
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Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté: Sabu Yerkoy / Ali & Toumani / World Circuit 522937 – (MALI) * 2010 Grammy nominee – Best Traditional African Album *
Michèle Choinière: Tant Mon Mari / La Violette / http://www.michelechoiniere.com 2010 – (MADE IN VT)
Los Destellos: Constelación / The Roots of Chicha 2 / Barbes Records 28 – (PERU)
Red Baarat: Chaal Baby / Chaal Baby / Sin Records 10 – (NEW YORK, USA)
Trombone Shorty: In The 6th / Backatown / Verve 14194 – (N’AWLINS)
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Anadolu University Folkdance Ensemble: Siksara-Horon / Turkey-Traditional Music / ARC Music 2301 – (TURKEY)
Razia: Babanao / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha Discovery (demo) – (MADAGASCAR)
Lee “Scratch” Perry: Weatherman / Revelation / Megawave 342 – (JAMAICA) * 2010 Grammy nominee – Best Reggae Album *
Oswin Chin Behilia: Korupshon / Liber / Otrabanda 10 – (CURAÇAO)
The Underscore Orkestra: Devil with the Devil / No Money No Honey All We Got Is Us / http://www.theunderscoreorkestra.com 2010 – (OREGON, USA)
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Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Son de Corazon / Viva La Tradición / Concord Picante 32263 – (USA)
Angélique Kidjo: Dil Main Chuppa Ke Pyar Ka / Õÿö (demo) 2010 – (BENIN) * 2010 Grammy nominee – Best Contemporary African Album *
Roland Tchakounté: A Tchann / Blues Menessen / Tupelo Productions 2010 – (CAMEROON)
Soulive: Drive My Car / Rubber Soulive / Royal Family Records 1003 – (USA)
Joan Soriano: Cal y Arena / El Duque de la Bachata / iASO 5 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba: I Speak Fula / I Speak Fula / Next Ambience 1 (MALI) – * 2010 Grammy nominee – Best Traditional African Album *
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Dengue Fever: Shave Your Beard / Electric Cambodia / Minky 1 – (USA/CAMBODIA)
Baba Sissoko: Dakan / Afrocubism / Nonesuch 525993 – (MALI/CUBA)
El Green featuring Carlos Santiago: La Santiaguera / El Boom Boom / Tumi 159 – (CUBA)
Trio Azteca: Besame Mucho / The Best of Mexico / ARC Music 2302 – (MEXICO)
Manicato: Plena pa’l Mundo / Familia / http://www.manicato.com 2010 – (USA)
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Kermit Ruffins: If I Only Had a Brain / Happy Talk / Basin Street Records 111 – (N’AWLINS)
Dr. Michael White: Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Blue Crescent / Basin Street Records 504 – (N’AWLINS)

“local” music on the world stage

December 15, 2010

Razia

It’s been a good week for Vermont’s Cumbancha recording label getting some well deserved (inter)national press.

First, on Monday, National Public Radio gave Razia a nod in their article 5 New African Bands That Ruled In 2010. She’s from Madagascar, now living in New York City. “Zebu Nation”, her debut recording, was released last spring on Cumbancha’s “Discovery” label for emerging artists. I happened to be in New York last April so I stopped by S.O.B.’s when Razia and her band were having their CD release party. The house was packed and the ecological message of her music couldn’t have been more timely: it was Earth Day. Razia’s personal warmth and conviction infuse her music with both soul and urgency – she offers catchy, melodic, original songs with a first-person view of the severe environmental issues that face her native island country.

Then, for the second high profile media mention this week, last night Brazil’s Luísa Maita was featured as the “global hit” on the BBC program The World. Like Razia, Luísa released “Lero-Lero”, her first recording, on Cumbancha Discovery this past year. She also came to Burlington for a sold out performance in early November that generated a lot of buzz: Who is she? Where has she been until now?

Maita Remixed

Warmth is also a word I’d use to describe Luísa’s delivery, with traditional Brazilian bossa novas and sambas forming the core of her very contemporary, classy sound. In fact her music was so ripe for remix that that’s exactly what happened: Lero-Lero‘s late summer release was quickly followed up by her Maita Remixed album in early November, also on Cumbancha Discovery. If the original recording was hip (it was), the remix package lends urban polish to the whole project with contributions from notables like DJ Tudo, Seiji, and DJ/Rupture. The best remix albums start with strong material, so this one was destined to be memorable.

Cumbancha’s motto is ‘live local, listen global’ – an idea it embodies every day with recordings like these two.

Full disclosure: I’ve volunteered and worked part-time at Cumbancha for a little over three years now. I’ve said it before: I would be listening to and writing about their recordings even if I didn’t.

playlist #138 (12/6/10)-listening to 2010, pt. 1

December 7, 2010

World of Music
Pgm #138 – The first of four shows dedicated to some of the best international music of 2010 (two songs per artist!)
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm EDT – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix http://www.intrahealth.org/open/(download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Pascal Lejeune: En décembre / adélaïde / http://www.pascallejeune.com 2 – (CANADA)
Amanda Martinez: Diciembre / Sola / http://www.amandamartinez.ca – (CANADA)
Bob Marley: Coming In From The Cold / Songs of Freedom / Tuff Gong 6740 – (JAMAICA)
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Toots & The Maytals: Hope That We Can Be Together Soon / Flip and Twist / D&F Music 2010 – (JAMAICA) *2010 release*
Toots & The Maytals: Fool For You / Flip and Twist / D&F Music 2010 – (JAMAICA) *2010 release*
Razia: YoYoYo / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha Discovery (demo) – (MADAGASCAR) *2010 release*
Razia: Slash & Burn / Zebu Nation / Cumbancha Discovery (demo) – (MADAGASCAR) *2010 release*
Roland Tchakounte: A Tchann / Blues Menessen / Tupelo Productions 2010 – (CAMEROON) *2010 release*
Roland Tchakounte: Soukous Blues (Nyangsah) / Blues Menessen / Tupelo Productions 2010 – (CAMEROON) *2010 release*
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Emad Sayyah: Jismik / Modern Bellydance from Lebanon / ARC Music 2303 – (LEBANON) *2010 release*
Emad Sayyah: Btiji al mowad? / Modern Bellydance from Lebanon / ARC Music 2303 – (LEBANON) *2010 release*
Gil Scott-Heron: Me & The Devil / I’m New Here / XL Recordings 471 – (USA) *2010 release*
Gil Scott-Heron: New York is Killing Me / I’m New Here / XL Recordings 471 – (USA) *2010 release*
Luísa Maita: Lero-Lero / Lero-Lero / Cumbancha Discovery 17 – (BRAZIL) *2010 release*
Luísa Maita: Lero-Lero (DJ Tudo Remix) / Remixed / Cumbancha Discovery 18 – (BRAZIL) *2010 release*
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The Underscore Orkestra: Blue Draggish / No Money No Honey All We Got Is Us / http://www.theunderscoreorkestra.com 2010 – (USA) *2010 release*
The Underscore Orkestra: Chosen Kale Mazel Tov / No Money No Honey All We Got Is Us / http://www.theunderscoreorkestra.com 2010 – (USA) *2010 release*
Tsuumi Sound System: Casino / Arctic Paradise / Finnish Music Information Centre 2010 – (FINLAND) *2010 release*
Sväng: Haidukka / Arctic Paradise / Finnish Music Information Centre 2010 – (FINLAND) *2010 release*
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Strune: Dvajspetorka / Traditional Music from Macedonia / ARC Music 2307 – (MACEDONIA) *2010 release*
Strune: Aj iznikna mi badem drvo / Traditional Music from Macedonia / ARC Music 2307 – (MACEDONIA) *2010 release*
Lokua Kanza: Nakozonga / Nkolo / World Village Music 479043 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) *2010 release*
Lokua Kanza: Loyenge / Nkolo / World Village Music 479043 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) *2010 release*
Lokua Kanza: On veut le soleil / Nkolo / World Village Music 479043 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) *2010 release*
Toots & The Maytals: Back on the Train / Dub Like An Antelope-Legends of Reggae Celebrate Phish / Red Hillz Music 2009 – (JAMAICA) *2010 release*
Rootz Underground: Makisupa Policeman (dub version) / Dub Like An Antelope-Legends of Reggae Celebrate Phish  / Red Hillz Music 2009 – (JAMAICA) *2010 release*

playlist #137 (11/29/10)-harvest offerings

November 29, 2010

World of Music
Pgm #137 – A little something for everyone at today’s musical harvest
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm EDT – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix http://www.intrahealth.org/open/(download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Sabakoe: Patenti / The Best of Sabakoe vol. 1 / Stemra 6 – (SURINAM)
Alicia Villareal: Ni Por Interesada / Orgullo de Mujer / Universal 6605 – (MEXICO)
The Sahara All-Stars: Take Your Soul / Disco Funk Special: The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-1979 / Soundway 10 – (NIGERIA)
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Shweta Jhaveri: Hori / Prabandh-Classical Vocal Forms of North India / 21st Century Cosmos 4 – (INDIA)
Offer Ankori: Yawaladi / Offerings / One Hand Records 1999 – (ISRAEL/TUNISIA/EGYPT)
Voragine: Ketama / O8001 / Work in Progress Records 2007 – (SPAIN)
Roland Tchakounte: Nju Ne Bala / Blues Menessen / Tupelo Productions 2010 – (CAMEROON) *NEW*
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Kristi Stassinopoulou: Whirlpools / The Secrets of the Rocks / Tinder Records 861142 – (GREECE)
Raina  Rai: Dikra / Cairo to Casablanca / Putumayo 143 – (ALGERIA)
Luísa Maita:  Lero-Lero (DJ/rupture remix) / Luísa Maita Remixed / Cumbancha 87 – (BRAZIL)
Novalima: Chinchiví / Afro / Mr. Bongo Records 41 – (PERU)
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Papa Wemba: Soul Gbemani / Best of Papa Wemba / Suave 6942139 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Lena Ka: Comme un dix Septembre / Cinquième Saison / Sacem 031075120478 – (FRANCE)
Paolo Conti: Gelato al Limon / The Best of Paolo Conti / Nonesuch 79512 – (ITALY)
Michele Choinière: Tant Mon Mari / La Violette / http://www.michelechoiniere.com 2010 – (MADE IN VT) *NEW*
11 Acorn Lane: Le Sexe au Téléphone (Redial) / Painting Coconuts / http://www.11acornlane.com 8450101876 – (FRANCE)
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Toño Barrio: Reventando / Latin Groove / MTM 015003 – (COLOMBIA)
Taj Mahal: Muhoga wa jang’ombe / Taj Mahal Meets the Culture Music Club of Zanzibar / Mkutano 31 – (USA/ZANZIBAR)
Sheva & Friends: Nubi / Celestial Wedding / Globalev Music 733 – (ISRAEL)
Kailash Kher & Kailasa: Kaise Main Kahoon (How Do I Say It?) / Yatra (Nomadic Souls) / Cumbancha 14 – (INDIA)
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Gaida: Ammar / Levantine Indulgence / Palmyra Recordings 2009 – (SYRIA)
Samurindó: Cuando Ovejas no era Sucre / Jazz Colombia / MTM 017003 – (COLOMBIA)

playlist #134 (11/8/10)-bright sounds 4 dark days

November 9, 2010

World of Music
Pgm #134 – Yesterday’s time change makes for darkening afternoons, so we’re going to brighten things up a little with lighthearted sounds from around the globe
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm EDT – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL
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Luísa Maita (Maga Bo remix): Fulaninha / Maita Remixed / Cumbancha 87 – (BRAZIL) *NEW*
Dahmane El Harrachi (Sonar remix): Ya Rayah / Sahara Lounge / Putumayo    220 – (ALGERIA)
Le Grande Orchestre du Comptoir de Marrakech: Finek / Khamma / Chall’Music 384 – (MOROCCO)
Roland Tchakounté: A Tchann / Blues Menessen / upelo Productions 2010 – (CAMEROON/FRANCE)
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Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Si Me Quieras Te Quiero (If you want me, I want you) / Vive La Tradición / Concord Picante 32263 – (USA) *NEW*
Celia Cruz: Celia’s Oye Como Va / Siempre Viviré / Sony Discos 498544 – (CUBA)
Akim El Sikameya: Chouia L’Mon Coeur / Introducing Akim El Sikameya / Introducing 113 – (ALGERIA)
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Maria Bethânia: Cantigas Populares Poesia A Coroa / Pirata / DiscMedi 4251 – (CAPE VERDE)
Niyaz: Minara / Niyaz / Six Degrees 657036 1110 – (IRAN)
Rose Laughlin: The Snows They Melt The Soonest / The Chicago Sessions / Ramblin’ Rose Records 2008 – (USA)
Rajery: Ikotofetsy / Sofera / Marabi 46820 – (MADAGASCAR)
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Guagua: Sandia / Tres / http://www.guaguavt.com 2009 – (MADE IN VT)
Bishi: On My Own Again / Nights At The Circus / Gryphon 3 – (INDIA/UK)
Debashish Bhattacharya: Aanandam / Calcutta Slide-Guitar / Riverboat 1036 – (INDIA)
Madagascar Slim: Oyo Oyo / Good Life Good Living / MS  901 – (MADAGASCAR)
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Tabou Combo: Mario, Mario / Konbit-Burning Rhythms of Haiti / A&M Records 5281 – (HAITI)
Lucrezia: Qué Bueno Baila Usted / Album de Cuba / Warner Brothers 521459 – (CUBA)
Abou Chihabi: Upwa Nvubwe Uhoza / Folkokmor Ocean / Playasound 65188 – (LA RÉUNION)
Hot Club of Detroit: On The Steps / It’s About That Time / Mack Avenue Records 1051 – (USA) *NEW*
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Azambuja & Cia: Tema de Azambuja / Black Rio 2 / Strut 45 – (BRAZIL)
Alash: Sygyt Yrum Salyp Berein (In praise of music) / http://www.alashensemble.com – (TIBET)
Emeline Michel: Moso Manman / Cordes Et Ame / Cheval De Fey 1 – (HAITI)
Puerto Candelaria: Análisis / Llegó La Banda / Merlín Studios Producciones 2006 – (COLOMBIA)

playlist #133 (11/1/10)-all saints, all souls

November 1, 2010

World of Music
Pgm #133 – Nov. 1st marks the halfway point between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It’s also All Saints Day, the midway point between Hallowe’en and and All Souls Day/Dia de los Muertos. What wonderful inspiration for a radio program.
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm EDT – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Dr. John: Litanie des Saints / Goin’ Back to New Orleans / Warner Brothers 26940 – (N’AWLINS)
Kermit Ruffins featuring Juanita Brooks: When I Die (You Better Second Line) / Every Day is a Holiday / Basin Street Records 703 – (N’AWLINS)
Louis Jordan: I’ll Be Happy & Kate Starr: Oh Babe / Blues / EMI-Capitol 52051 – (USA)
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Los Camperos de Valles: El Llorar (the weeping) / Dancing With The Dead / ellipsis arts 4200 – (MEXICO)
Papando Moscas: El Esqueleto del Terror / Cabeza de Chorito / RGS Music 1372 – (ARGENTINA)
Lila Downs: Ofrenda / La Sandunga / Narada World 72435-93642 – (MEXICO)
Bob French’s Original Tuxedo Jazz Band  featuring Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown: St. James Infirmary / New Orleans Brass / Putumayo 270 – (N’AWLINS)
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Mariachi Cobre: El Silencio de la Noche / Este Es Mi Mariachi / Kuckuck 11105 – (MEXICO)
Lila Downs: Uno Muerte / Tree of Life / Narada World 72438-49798 – (MEXICO)
Allen Toussaint: St. James Infirmary / The Bright Mississippi / Nonesuch 480380 – (N’AWLINS)
Micky: El Nudo del Zapato (the knot of the shoe) / La Cuenta Altrás / Munster Records 302 – (SPAIN)
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Fela Kuti: Zombie / The Best of the Black President / Universal 3145431972 – (NIGERIA)
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Ramana Vieira: Lágrimas de Rainha (tears of a queen) / Lágrimas de Rainha (tears of a queen) / Pacific Coast Jazz 76101 – (USA/PORTUGAL)
Moussut e Lei Jovents: Lo Dintre / Putan de Cançon / Manivette Records 167 – (FRANCE)
Calibro 35: Death Comes at Midnight / Ritornano quelli di Calibro 35 / Nublu Records 24 – (ITALY)
Pistolera: Algo Pa’Que Te Olvides / Siempre Hay Salida / http://www.pistolera.net 2006 – (USA)
Chuchumbé: La Gallina / ¡Caramba Niño! / Ediciones Pentagrama 1366 – (MEXICO)
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Robert Faltus: Black Panthers / World Music: Catalan Music / http://www.picap.net 2008 – (SPAIN)
Tape Five: A Cool Cat in Town / Tonight Josephine / Cinchin Records 2010 – (GERMANY) *NEW*
Calima: Gatito Perdido (lost kitten) / Azul / EMI 94877 – (SPAIN)
Googie Rene: The Chiller / Hip to the Jive 2 / Sonic Scenery 708021 – (USA)
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Luisa Maita: Desenncabulada / Lero-Lero / Cumbancha 17 – (BRAZIL)
Eric Bibb: Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down / Mali to Memphis / Putumayo 145 – (USA)
Raymond Myles: Heaven Is The Place I Want To Be / Legends of New Orleans / Blue Marble Music 2 – (N’AWLINS)
Madison’s Lively Stones: When the Saints Go Marchin’ In / Saints’ Paradise / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 40117 – (USA)

playlist #128 (9/27/10)-surprises

September 27, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #128 – Surprises, new and old: remixes, recent releases, and classics
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm EDT – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Anadolu University Folkdance Ensemble: Çiftetelli / Turkey – Traditional Music / ARC Music 2301 – (TURKEY) *NEW*
Ana Cañas: Cadê Você / Amor e Caos / Sony Music 88697182782 – (BRAZIL)
Khaled: Oran Marseille / Sahra / Island Records 314537510 – (ALGERIA)
Luísa Maita: Lero-Lero (DJ/rupture Remix) / Maita Remixed / Cumbancha Discovery 87 – (BRAZIL)    *NEW – coming out on Nov. 7th *
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Sergent Garcia featuring Bïonik: Long Time / Sergent Garcia-Best Of / EMI 5601200 – (SPAIN)
Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens: Mbaqanga / South African Legends / Putumayo 163 – (SOUTH AFRICA)
Tipico Santa Rosa: Na Playa / Na Playa / Chirino 95 – (CURAÇAO)
Trio Azteca & De Norte A Sur: El Colas / The Best of Mexico / ARC Music 2302 – (MEXICO)    *NEW*
Clara Moreno: Se Acaso Você Chegasse / Meu Samba Torto / Farout Recordings 4460 – (BRAZIL)
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Bader Ali Khan: Jano Mara Dil (My Heart) / Lost in Qawwali / Media Creature Music (N/A) – (PAKISTAN)
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Maurizio Geri Swingtet: Crapa Pelata / Jazz Manouche vol. 2 / Wagram 3118072 – (FRANCE)
Tabou Combo: Wa Kite Sa / Sans Limites / Antilles Mizik 9050 – (HAITI)
Telmary Diaz: Libre / A Diario / DM Ahoroa Records 2007 – (CUBA)
Salsa Celtica: Whisky Con Ron / El Agua de la Vida / Greentrax Recordings 7010 – (SCOTLAND)
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Nour Eddine: Mawal Gnawi / Morocco – Traditional Songs & Music / ARC Music 2289 – (MOROCCO) *NEW*
Josh Garrels: Never Have I Found / Jacaranda / Small Voice 2008 – (USA)
Umalali: Fuleisei / The Garifuna Women’s Project / Cumbancha 6 – (GUATEMALA)
Lobi Traoré: Anun Ka Ben / Mali Blue / Dixiefrog 8574 – (MALI)
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Yakki Famirie: Faluma (ding ding ding) / Faluma / World Connection 43009 – (SURINAM)
Dobet Gnahoré: Nadodo / Ano Neko / Contre Jour 14 – (IVORY COAST)
Andy Palacio: Weyu Lárigi Weyu / Wátina / Cumbancha 3 – (BELIZE)
Salsa Chula featuring El Médico de Rap: La Duquesa / El Boom Boom / Tumi 159 – (CUBA)
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Bole 2 Halem:  Bole 2 Harlem / Bole 2 Harlem / Sounds of the Mushroom 1 – (ETHIOPIA)
Irakere: Bocalao Con Pan / Si Para Usted / Waxing Deep Records 2006 – (CUBA)

playlist #126 (9/13/10)-new tunes

September 13, 2010
World of Music
Pgm #126 – New tunes from the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and beyond
Catch the show on Mondays 3-5pm EDT – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
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Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / http://www.intrahealth.org/open/ (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
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Joan Soriano: Mal Pensado / El Duque de la Bachata / iASO 5 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) *NEW*       
Alpha Ya Ya Diallo
: Djarabi / African Guitar Summit / CBC Records 3014 – (GUINEA/VANCOUVER, CANADA)
Michèle Choinière: Tant Mon Mari / La Violette / http://www.michelechoiniere.com  2010 – (MADE IN VT!) *NEW*       
Systema Solar
: Chico / Systema Solar / Chusma Records 2 – (COLOMBIA)    *NEW*
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Luisa Maita: Desencabulada / Lero-Lero / Cumbancha Discovery 17 – (BRAZIL) *NEW*       
Bruno Morais
: A Vontade / A Vontade Superstar / YB Music 49 – (BRAZIL)
Calypso Rose: Rum & Coca-Cola / Calypso @ Dirty Jim’s / EMI 5634790 – (TOBAGO)
Martha Mavroidi: Turtle / The Garden of Rila / C+P Wesaw Productions 2009 – (BALKANS)
Richard Kara: Fenko / Tingué / http://www.richard-kara.com 2009 – (IVORY COAST/CANADA) *NEW*
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The Hot Club of San Francisco: Le Jongleur / Bohemian Maestro: Django Reinhardt & The Impressionists / Azica 72241 – (SAN FRANCISCO,USA)
Raúl Paz: Havanization / Havanization / Naïve 2010 – (FRANCE)
Slavic Soul Party: Laughter Club / Taketron / Barbès Records 23 – (NY CITY, USA)
Soul Rebels: L.O.V.E. U. / Let Your Mind Be Free / Mardi Gras Records 1020 – (N’AWLINS)
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The Musicians of Kunduz & Faizabad: Uzbek-Pashtun-Herati Folk Songs / Afghanistan-On Marco Polo’s Road / Multicultural Media 3003 – (AFGHANISTAN)
Tumi & The Volume: La Tête Savante / Pick A Dream / Sakifo Records 2010 – (JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA) *NEW*
Lhasa: La Celestina / La Llorona / Atlantic Records 83120 – (MEXICO/CANADA/USA)
The Sirba Octet featuring Isabelle Georges: Bei Mir Bist Du Scheyn / From the Shtetl to New York / Ambroisie 173 – (FRANCE/USA)          
Mosha Ben Ari
: Eem Rak Na’iz / Israel / Putumayo 268 – (ISRAEL)
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Bellemou: Nediha Gaouria / The Rough Guide to Raï / Rough Guide 1100 – (ALGERIA)
Tamy: Dançar no me lugar / Tamy / Vale  ? – (BRAZIL)
Howe Gelb & A Band of Gypsies:  Where the Wind Turns the Skin to Leather / Alegrías / Eureka 2010 – (ARIZONA, USA)
Easy Star All-Stars: Within You Without You / Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band / Easy Star Records 21622 – (JAMAICA)
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Staff Benda Bilili: Je t’aime / Très Très Fort / Crammed Discs 51 – (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
Sonia Brex: Good Times / Naif / Piranha Musik 2442 – (GERMANY/ITALY)
Omar Souleyman: Jamila (Beautiful Woman) / Dabke 2020 / http://www.sublimefrequencies.com 49 – (SYRIA) 


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